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. >> good morning, josh. really big news for so many folks out there. we got data from the 20 biggest cities in the country. and it's good news to tell you this morning. home prices have posted the strongest gains since 2005, seven years ago before the recession. in the first seven months of this year, prices in those cities have gone up nearly 6%. on top of that, some of the biggest gains in value are coming at the low end of the housing market. that means the less expensive homes, hit hardest by the downturn. we're not out of the woods just yet. a few miles left to go. prices are still down 30%, compared to before the recession. but every improvement helps boost homeowners' confidence. that makes them a lot more likely to start spending money again. some reasons to be encouraged, josh. >> cautious optimism, if nothing else. thank you far that, rob. >>> also, those folks are going to have more money in their pocket because they are saving at the gas station. overnight, aaa reported that gas prices have dropped again. national average is now $3.80 per gallon. >>> despite that good news, wall
-for-hire. >> uh, shocked. >> reporter: police in plant city, florida, arrested the 55-year-old high school social studies teacher during school thursday, after he allegedly attempted to hire an out-of-state hitman to take out a fellow teacher, robert meredith. >> very strange. very disconcerting. something like that. >> reporter: overnight, meredith told our tampa affiliate through his front door, he doesn't know why pepe would want him dead. >> never scuffles or words exchanged? never? >> never. >> reporter: police say they were tipped off about the plot in august, when the man pepe thought he was hiring to kill his colleague, instead, called investigators. >> it had moved beyond just a fixation, to the point where he believed there was actual danger. that's when he notified law enforcement. >> reporter: plant city police called the fbi that taped phone calls. in one recording made two weeks ago, pepe allegedly told the officer he, quote, had an issue he might need taken care of. pepe allegedly told the agent he would be willing to pay $2,000. but when the agent tried to arrange a meeting, pepe
millions of dollars into city and state coffers. and you'll remember a section of the development caught fire in august, twut causing a $130 million reported damage. it was the worst fire in san jose history and the kous kaus still never determined. >> and and and you can see that happen days and weeks before and this is hard to get over. it's a small miracle we're able to open up two months later. >> there is a series of public events running throughout the weekend. >> california cities suing governor brown's administration over tactics to secure money as redevelopment agencies are being dismantled. there is a league that penalizes them when they don't turn over redevelopment money. brown's administration says it is needed to help close the budget deficit. >> dance craze spreading across the globe sweeps up a top executive. >> there is a struggling maker of black berry may be on the verge of a turn around. >> well, facebook is hoping a new gift giving service will unwrap a source of revenue. this allows users to buy and accepted real presents on both desk top and mobile. it's based on k
in the northeast. pittsburgh to cleveland, louisville, wichita, oklahoma city. also, stormy from the texas panhandle to brownsville. showers from the colorado rockies to rapid city. >> 90s in sacramento, phoenix, dallas. mostly 70s in the heartland. 80s in the southeast. yes, sounds good. >>> well, everything is bigger in texas, of course. one thing may be shrinking, the texas twang. >> whew. >> it's okay. relax. researchers from university of texas are on the case. their texas english project find that the twang is very much alive, but it is now more of a matter of choice. >> yes, you can -- you can still hear expressions like, down yonder and y'all. but it depends on who the texan is talking to and what they're talking about. see, i happen to think the southern accent -- oh. >> if you really want to hear the twang of texas, you got to go out to dallas first, johnson county, wise county. >> i don't know that i have that much twang. i don't think people have lost their twang. >> i lost my twang, texas as a whole i don't think it any lost. >> researchers say what is changing the twang is ur
? >> not the small issues. you find the individual. then take the big issue. lyme disease is a city council race. people in presidential races want conversations about big stuff on big things. microtargeting works, if you find the person and deliver the big message. >> if you're not running a big campaign, if you're slicing the electorate into these small microunits, you're not really reaching the audience. when people get on the bus they're talking about you. this type of campaign that mitt romney is running it's just a very localized campaign. you don't hear anything big. i was down in southwest west virginia, i'm about to talk about coal, no, they're not talking about that, they want to talk about the economy and jobs. but mitt romney hasn't in an area that's very hospital to believe the romney campaign, they're not talking about local issues. >> let's pick up on the point that governor barbour made, one of the biggest moves that he made was picking ryan this week. this medicare debate has backfired. i want to show you the polling from the washington post this week, looking at the battlegroun
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city, 80s across the south. >>> well another major tourist attraction is coming to the big apple. the world's tallest ferris wheel. that's right, the 625-foot-tall wheel capable of carrying more than 1,400 people will be built on staten island overlooking the statue of liberty and manhattan skyline. the privately funded project will cost $230 million. city officials hope it will draw millions of visitors. it should be finished in about three years. i'm not getting on that. >> it will be a heck of a view. are you scared of heights? >> you know, i don't see it. so you're up there, ah wow, i'm so high i could die. wow. i don't know. it doesn't make me fool good. i don't need that. >> sunny, think about you and your husband when you maybe courting and having a date and on the ferris wheel, wouldn't get on there? wouldn't be romantic? >> oh, it's so high, my goodness. look i am 1,400 feet up in the air and could fall and die. i don't need that feeling. >> you are not feeling it. >> don't know -- get on the ferry and go to staten island to do it. >> sure, why not. beauti
. >> it's painful. i was in the city to watch the game. could have won. looked better. an ugly game. >> missed a field goal. >> i know. i know. i was there. watching it it was painful. some of the viewers wrote on facebook, they see your chicago jersey, but you're a native of michigan. where is your love for the tigers? >> you mean the lions? >> the lions. i mean -- i am fresh back. >> here's the quick -- the quick story on that. >> quick, yeah. >> i was a lions' fan, and then wayne fonts, one of the head coaches for the lions when he ran barry sanders into the ground, barry sanders was like no more of this. i was like -- no more. >> there is a history there. i didn't know myself. i was curious. >> i lived, worked in ohio for 12 years. lived and worked in chicago for six years. covered the bears and bengals. >> there we go. i was just curious. you fully answered. >> curious? >> curious. >> coming up -- what steven colbert revealed about himself to oprah winfrey. >> the widespread peanut butter recall, what you need to know about it before you harm yourself or your family. you are wa
of camden, new jersey. the poorest city in the nation. well, today, diane went back to celebrate, escorting some of those same children thriving in middle school now to their school gala. she'll be back tomorrow, some great stories from that night. and thanks for watching tonight. check out "nightline" later. and i'll see you tomorrow on "gma." >>> have you seen this woman? police are trying to track her down after a scheme in which she drove off without her 10-year-old daughter. >> skm there is san francisco's critical mass bike ride. the 20th anniversary, have you 24 hours to prepare a blueprint for ending the financial crisis at the biggest college in the country. >> and it survived a massive fire and the great recession. what santana row added to the bay area economy. >> this hokeal store is where a morgan hill mother abandoned her child, speeding off without her after a shoplifting scheme unraveled. >> it happened eight days ago. the little girl now living with her grandmother. police are looking for marcy keelan who drove away without her daughter. we're live at that safeway in morgan
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